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Supplì on the phone: the street food recipe of Roman cuisine

Supplì on the phone: the street food recipe of Roman cuisine

I he substituted on the phonealso known as Supplì Alla Romana or simply rice supplìI’m a typical recipe of Lazioa famous street food romanoprepared throughout Italy as a tasty treat antipasto. It is a sort of elongated arancino, made with rice cooked in meat saucestuffed with mozzarella and passed in one egg and breadcrumbs breadcrumbsbefore being fried in hot oil. The recipe owes its name to the fact that the mozzarella melts during cooking, thus obtaining l‘telephone wire effect, once the supplì has been divided into two parts. Unlike the original recipewhich involves the preparation of ragù made with minced meat and, in some cases, even of calf liverin our recipe we will cook the rice with vegetable broth e tomato sauce.

The preparation is simple, but you have to pay pay attention to the cooking phase: frying must in fact take place in 180 degrees boiling oil: they must not fry too much, otherwise they will become too dark on the surface, but not too little, otherwise you will not get the stringy effect “on the phone”. The secret lies in the turn them over often.

You can also make this recipe with leftover rice to make one anti-waste recipe. Serve them for one too buffet or a aperitiftogether with potato croquettes and mozzarella in a carriage.

For a lighter preparation, you can prepare the she supplied the oven to the telephone, they will be a little drier, but still greedy. Once breaded, place the supplì on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and cook 180 °C per about 20 minutes. Turn on the grill in the last few minutes of cooking.

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How to prepare the supplì on the phone

Pour the oil into the saucepan and fry half a chopped onion 1. Add the rice and toast it for about 5 minutes 2. Pour in the broth 3 and mix for a few minutes.

Add the tomato puree 4 and cook until the rice is compact 5. Remove the pan from the heat and add pepper and grated Parmesan 6.

Stir in the rice to combine everything 7. Place the parchment paper on the baking sheet and distribute the risotto over the entire surface 8. Leave in the fridge for at least half an hour. Then take a part of the rice and add the diced mozzarella 9.

Form the elongated supplì 10. Dip them in the beaten eggs 11 and spread in breadcrumbs 12. Repeat this step twice for each supplì.

Fry them in hot oil 13 until golden brown 14. The supplì on the phone are ready to be enjoyed 15.


You can keep the supplì on the phone cooked for 1-2 days. Alternatively you can keep them raw, already breadedas far as Three days in the refrigerator, inside an airtight container.

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